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Man Utd won’t agree to Edinson Cavani transfer demands as striker hunt continues

Manchester United won’t be signing Edinson Cavani this month after the player’s excessive wage demands or PSG’s huge asking price appears to have put club chiefs off.

The forward has handed in a transfer request at the Parc des Princes after a troubled season in the French capital.

Cavani has struggled with injuries and is now looking to leave, with his contract up in the summer.

Manchester United, along with Premier League rivals Chelsea, were interested after the player’s request became public.

But according to the Times, the finances behind the deal have put those at Old Trafford off a potential swoop.

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Reporter Paul Hirst says either Cavani’s demand of £360k-a-week for two-and-a-half-years or PSG’s £16.8m transfer fee has led to United snubbing the chance to sign the 32-year-old.

The Red Devils need a new forward brought in to replace Marcus Rashford, who is set to miss around two months of action.

Chelsea have also launched a bid to sign Cavani, offering a £12m loan deal for the Uruguayan.

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Edinson Cavani
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But Blues bosses are expected to try and sign Moussa Dembele of Lyon before the end of the month.

United also want Bruno Fernandes, who they have chased all month.

But Sporting continue to hold out for a bigger transfer fee for their star man.

The Portuguese club continue to hold out for £68m as they plan for life without their star man.

Carlos Tevez is available at Boca Juniors

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United, on the other hand, don’t want to pay more than £51m in a deal which would see £42.5m paid up front.

The Sun claim there has been no change in either club’s stance since the weekend, when the stalemate began.

United have also been linked with a shock move for Carlos Tevez, who left the…

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